Yaya Toure wins BBC African Footballer of the Year Award 2015 (Photo)

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Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure beats Yacine Brahimi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew and Sadio Mane to win the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2015 award.

BBC announced on their website on Friday after weeks of voting that 32-year-old, Yaya Toure, has become only the third player, after Nigeria’s Nwankwo Kanu and Jay-Jay Okocha, to receive the honour twice.

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Toure told BBC Sport; “I am very proud. To receive this dedication from the fans is unbelievable.

Also I want to pay tribute to the other nominees. African football is growing up, becoming much better and we have fantastic young players coming through now.”

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Toure described all five nominees as “champions”.

“I am delighted and very happy. And as an African player, I want to lead all my younger brothers to be successful in the future.

When I was a kid I was always dreaming of being an important player. I have sacrificed a lot. I will continue to try to win a trophy every year, I will fight to win a personal trophy.”

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